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September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

September is interstitial cystitis awareness month. Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a “chronic bladder condition resulting in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder or surrounding pelvic region” (CDC). It is considered to be a neuromuscular disorder involving the bladder and pelvic floor muscles and nerves.

If you are having ongoing issues please visit your GP for a referral to a urogynaecologist for further assessment or medical management.

2021 Urogynaecological Society of Australasia 
Annual Scientific & Annual General Meeting

Officially Postponed

Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 26 March 2022

On behalf of the UGSA ASM Organising Committee and UGSA Board we are pleased to announce that the 2021 UGSA ASM is scheduled to be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney.

Featuring International Keynote Speakers

Dr Philip Tooz-Hobson, UK, Dr Catherine Ann Matthews, USA, Dr Geoffrey Cundiff, UK

 

ICS 2021 Online

12-15 October 2021

Join us for the 51st ICS Annual Meeting (ICS 2021 Melbourne Online), taking place Thursday, 14th – Sunday, 17th October 2021 online.

Explore the ICS scientific programme – 4 days of interactive, live-streamed content, 12 hours per day, and covering the latest research and practice on pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and LUTS.

Registered participants will be able to also take part in different workshops and webinars as well as gain access to the International Consultation on Incontinence.

Early bird registration deadline: 27 July 2021

Learn more here – ics.org/2021

FIGO 2021

21 to 28 October 

The FIGO World Congress is the leading global academic event in the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics. Join FIGO’s 130+ member societies, obstetricians and gynaecologists, midwives, nurses, NGOs, patients, advocates and other specialists and industries in the field of women’s health and policy.

Join UGSA online for the FIGO 2021 World Congress and participate in our core scientific session focusing on urogynaecology.

About UGSA
To improve standards of care, expand the horizons in female health care.

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UGSA Membership

The Society provides Urogynaecologists with a forum and a means of maintaining contact with peers, further developing education, understanding and skills, increasing awareness of recent and future trends in Uro-Gynaecology and improving teaching skills.

UGSA encourages and is involved with greater communication along side other sub-specialties, allied health professionals and with government departments.

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Patient Resources

UGSA’s patient information sheets provide up-to-date information that can be discussed with your family and healthcare providers to help you make an informed decision about your care. You can view each pamphlet individually and feel well-informed and confident about your decisions is an important part of your healthcare.
 
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